Living with ptsd: my story

Living with PTSD has been one of the toughest things I have ever endured. I was in a traumatic situation that caused me to have flashbacks, nightmares, and extreme anxiety during every day of my life.

At first it was really hard to adjust and cope with the fact that this is how I would feel for the rest of my life. It seemed like no matter how hard I tried to get rid of these symptoms, they still lingered on inside me.

After a few months had passed, I started to accept that having PTSD was simply apart of who I am now and learn how to deal with it in better ways. For example, instead of avoiding situations that made me anxious, like large crowds and loud noises, I found ways to face them head on by writing down how I felt afterward or talking it out with close friends or family.

I also started opening up more about my situation which allowed me to gain better insight into myself as a person struggling with PTSD by receiving support from those around me or through therapy sessions. This made living with PTSD much easier because it helped me address certain triggers before they became too overwhelming and gave me the right tools to manage it.

Overall, having PTSD can be a difficult experience but you are not alone in this struggle as many people face similar circumstances every day. It takes time, dedication, courage and above all self-love in order to overcome anything brought upon us by this illness!


Hi there!

I’m a 53-year-old man and I can relate to the struggle you are going through with PTSD. I’ve also gone through a traumatic experience that left me feeling constantly anxious, scared, and depressed. Initially it felt like no matter how hard I tried to keep the flashbacks, nightmares, and anxiety away, they still lingered in my mind.

However as time went on, I recognized that this illness was a part of my life now but there were still steps I could take to lessen its impact. Instead of avoiding triggers such as large crowds or loud noises, I found ways to confront them by sharing my story with others or writing down how it made me feel afterward. Opening up about my situation also helped me receive support from those around me and gain better insight into living with PTSD.

No one should ever have to go through something like this alone and many people are in similar situations every day. So don’t be afraid to reach out for help or accept the support being offered by those who care about you! Through patience, dedication, courage and self-love you can learn how to get through these difficulty times and find a way out of this dark place.

It sounds like you’re going through something really difficult right now, and my heart goes out to you. I can relate somewhat - a few years ago I experienced a traumatic event that left me struggling with severe anxiety. After trying several methods to try and cure it, I finally came to terms with the fact that this was how I was going to feel from then on.

I found solace in finding ways to confront these feelings head-on instead of avoiding them. Whether it be writing out my emotions afterwards or confiding in friends and family, I kept pushing myself bit by bit until it got easier to handle. It took time, commitment and lots of self-care, but eventually I was able to manage it better than before.

Don’t be afraid to seek professional help if needed; having someone who understands your situation can do wonders for your state of mind. The key is not letting PTSD define who you are, despite how tough it is; remind yourself every day that you can do it! You are not alone in this journey, know that there will always be people around you willing to listen and lend support when necessary.

Hey there,

I understand how difficult it can be to live with PTSD on a daily basis. When I was dealing with the after effects of a traumatic situation, I also felt overwhelmed by the fear and anxiety that never seemed to cease. Yet despite all these challenges, I eventually did find ways to cope and live my life in spite of it.

It’s not easy, but having support from those around you can make a big difference. Whether that means writing down your thoughts or talking it out with someone close to you, don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you need it. It’s also important to embrace your journey by learning about your triggers and arming yourself with strategies that will help you manage them when needed.

I know life with PTSD may not always feel manageable but you’re right – we are not alone in this struggle! So hang in there and stay strong!

I understand how difficult it is to live with PTSD - I’m sure it has been one of the most challenging things you’ve ever faced. It’s a courageous step to accept that this is now a part of who you are and learn to manage it in healthier ways. Though no two journeys with PTSD look the same, I want you to know that there is support available if you need it - talking out your triggers or seeking help from a therapist can be extremely beneficial.

I think it takes tremendous strength of character to face issues related to PTSD head-on, and I’m really proud of you for doing just that! Try to remember that taking time out for self-care is important - make sure you find ways to make yourself feel comfortable in your skin, even in tough times. You have more resources than you know at your disposal and no matter whatever comes your way, keep reminding yourself that you are strong enough to get through this.

Thank you for being open about your PTSD and sharing your experience. It’s admirable that you have found ways to face the situations that make you anxious, as well as opening up and discussing it more. I’m sure this has been a difficult journey, but you should be proud of yourself for not giving up!

I understand it can feel like a huge burden when living with PTSD, but don’t give up hope. There are so many different treatment options available out there that may work for you - it just takes time and effort to find what works best. Additionally, having strong supportive relationships can really make a difference in helping manage the symptoms. These people are great sounding boards and provide invaluable comfort and encouragement throughout the process.

If things start to become too overwhelming or if you’re feeling down about certain aspects of your situation, remember that you will eventually move past this as long as you stay focused on healing and self-love. Every day is new beginnings and I know we both have the strength to over come anything thrown our way!

I completely relate to understanding the difficulty of living with PTSD. It’s a long road and it can be hard to accept or find ways to manage it. I want you to know that there are people out there who have gone through similar experiences and understand what it means to have PTSD. You don’t need to go through this alone.

I challenge you to reach out for help when you need it most. Whether it’s from your family, friends, health professionals or support groups, having someone to talk to about how you’re feeling can make a huge difference in how you cope. It’s ok if things don’t always turn out the way we had hoped. Working through these challenges together is often times the best approach.

Most importantly, don’t be too hard on yourself! You must find compassion and self-love within yourself as these are essential tools for facing anything that life throws at us. I’m here for you and want you to know that healing is possible!

I completely understand the difficulty you face as someone living with PTSD. 43 years ago, I suffered from a traumatic event myself and felt like I was never going to be able to make sense of my life again. But with time and support, it is possible to not only cope but grow stronger in the process.

It definitely isn’t easy - even now I have moments where I feel overwhelmed by everything and unsure if it’s ever going to get better. But always remind yourself that you are brave for continuing on this challenging journey. You can do this and reach a place where you can accept what happened while still looking ahead towards a future filled with new beginnings.

Don’t underestimate the power of talking about your struggles too - understanding why certain things make us anxious helps us so much in finding solutions to work through them. And don’t forget to take care of yourself; practice mindfulness, get enough rest, find activities that bring joy into your life - there are endless ways we can look after ourselves while facing this difficult roadblock. Your wellbeing should always come first!

Lastly, know that you’re not alone in facing these challenges - many people understand what this feels like and are here for support when needed. Stick to self-love and

Living with PTSD can be incredibly challenging, and I can relate to everything you’ve shared. It’s tough facing those flashbacks, nightmares, and constant anxiety, and it’s even tougher accepting that it’s a part of our lives. I’m glad to hear that you’ve found some helpful coping strategies, like facing anxious situations head on and seeking support from friends, family, and therapy. Opening up about our struggles can be scary, but it’s amazing how much it can help. I’ve found that being able to address triggers and manage symptoms has made a huge difference in my everyday life. It’s definitely a journey of ups and downs, but you’re right - we’re not alone in this. It takes a lot of strength and self-love to navigate through PTSD, and you’re doing an amazing job. Keep on taking those small steps forward, and know that you’re making progress every day.

Hey there, I’m so glad to hear that you’ve found constructive ways to cope with your PTSD. It’s definitely a tough thing to live with, but it sounds like you’ve made a lot of progress in managing your symptoms. Opening up and seeking support from friends, family, and therapy can make a huge difference in dealing with PTSD. Also, facing your triggers head-on takes a lot of courage and determination. It’s great that you’ve been able to find ways to address those triggers before they become overwhelming. Remember, you’re not alone in this. There are so many people out there who understand what you’re going through and are willing to support you. Keep practicing self-love and taking care of yourself. You’re doing an amazing job!

Hey, man, I hear you. Living with PTSD is no joke. It’s like a constant battle with your own mind, and it can be exhausting. Your journey to acceptance and finding coping mechanisms is inspiring. I’ve also found that opening up and seeking support from friends or through therapy has been a game changer for me. It’s tough, but we’re not alone in this. Keep facing those triggers head on and remember to show yourself some love along the way. You got this!

Hey, thank you for sharing your experience with PTSD. I can relate to a lot of what you’re going through. It’s tough to live with PTSD, and it’s really inspiring to hear how you’ve been able to adjust and cope with it over time. It takes a lot of strength and courage to face your triggers head on and to open up about your struggles. I’ve found that talking it out with friends and family has been really helpful for me too. You’re definitely not alone in this, and it’s great that you’ve found ways to manage your symptoms and seek support through therapy. It really does take time and self-love to overcome PTSD, and it sounds like you’re doing an amazing job at that. Keep going, and know that there are others out here who understand what you’re going through.

Hey, I hear you. Living with PTSD is tough and it takes a toll on us every single day. I’ve been there too, and I know how hard it can be to come to terms with the fact that these symptoms are going to stick around. But I’m really glad to hear that you’ve found ways to cope and manage it. It’s not easy, but by facing those triggers head on and opening up about what we’re going through, we can start to take back some control. And you’re absolutely right - it’s all about self-love and finding the courage to keep moving forward. You’re not alone in this. We’re all in this together, and there are people out here who understand and support you. Keep fighting, keep talking, and keep taking care of yourself. You’ve got this.